Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Anthrax Vaccine Manufacturer to produce Covid-19 vaccines for US market

Emergent BioSolutions produces anthrax vaccine.  It used to be named Bioport, but changed its name to disguise its past.  Its products have made thousands of people chronically ill.  

It has never brought a product to market.  It has knowingly sold multiple defective products, almost always to the US government.  No one else would buy them. Yet it has inexplicably made 300% profit margins.

And now (very quietly, as none of the companies who have partnered with Emergent BioSolutions seems to want to advertise the partnership) this company will be manufacturing 3 different Covid-19 vaccines--vaccines that have already been selected by the US government for advanced development.  All three of these vaccines have entered Phase 3 (the final phase) of clinical trials.

Emergent BioSolutions will be manufacturing Covid-19 vaccines that were designed by Astra-Zeneca (Oxford University), Johnson and Johnson (Janssen division) and Novavax, a Maryland startup.

Emergent's name may not be on the label, but the company has inked Covid vaccine contracts with the US government and these 3 companies for well over a billion dollars.  

However, they don't have an operation to accomplish this--the company is built on smoke and mirrors.  Tomorrow (September 30) Emergent is hosting an online job fair, and hopes to hire 300 people.  The Covid-19 vaccines will emerge from a factory just out of mothballs, with a workforce substantially filled by new hires.

Here are Emergent's press releases making the announcements:

Let the user beware!





Monday, September 28, 2020

Serious concerns with the conduct of the Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials

Did you know…this past week major media outlets reported four new serious concerns about the Covid-19 vaccine trials?

•NY Times 9/22: Two vaccine experts identify a major flaw in the Covid-19 vaccine trials. The trials are focusing on whether the vaccines prevent mild disease, not moderate or severe disease which are the major concerns. (1)

•Washington Post 9/22: A former Harvard Medical School physician and AIDS researcher, Dr. William Hazeltine, agrees with the NY Times article. Further he notes that the design of Pfizer and Moderna vaccine trials is such that they could be considered a success with fewer than 100 people vaccinated. These are not nearly enough numbers to determine long-term efficacy and safety. (2)

•CNN 9/25: The AstraZeneca Covid-19 trial is still paused in the US as more information is becoming available about 2 participants in UK who experienced severe neurological autoimmune diseases during the vaccine trial. US physicians question whether the diseases are unrelated to the vaccine as AstraZeneca claims. (3)

•NBC News 9/24: Perhaps most alarming is the news that Dr. Richard Whitley, the chair of the US Data Safety and Monitoring Board (DSMB) evaluating the vaccine trials in the US, has significant conflicts of interest. In 2019 he received consulting fees from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) which is making a COVID-19 vaccine, and he is on the board of Gilead Sciences which manufactures remdesivir. He also oversees another DSMB for GSK. The identities of the other members of the DSMB are being withheld. According to conflict of interest guidelines, DSMB members or their family members should have no professional, proprietary or financial relationship with companies sponsoring the research.  (4)

•In a Pew Research Center poll of over 10,000 Americans conducted September 8-13, those who say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine has dropped sharply with only 21% stating they would “definitely” get the vaccine. (5)

(1). https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/22/opinion/covid-vaccine-coronavirus.html

(2) https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/22/beware-covid-19-vaccine-trials-designed-succeed-start/

(3). https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/25/health/astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine-trial-questions-fda/index.html

(4) https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/secret-powerful-panels-will-pick-covid-19-vaccine-winners-n1240885?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=4556dbf9-ab9e-4e83-b0e1-e3959583d371

(5) https://www.pewresearch.org/science/2020/09/17/u-s-public-now-divided-over-whether-to-get-covid-19-vaccine/

Compiled by West Virginians for Health Freedom.

The Economic Standard's white paper on HCQ


572 Belgian Doctors sign petition asking their government to change its approach to Covid-19


Friday, September 18, 2020

What if it (only) takes a new worldview to free ourselves from the new normal?

Today I told another patient that in fact, there was no need to be so worried about the pandemic.  Used early, hydroxychloroquine worked very effectively as a treatment.

And again the first thing I heard was, "Isn't that the drug Trump talked about?"

Why does what Trump said seem more germane to people than the SARS-CoV-2 virus being treatable?

I now have a retort:  "Even a stopped watch is right twice a day!"

But that is not really the point.  What remains shocking is that people have been so conditioned to fear the virus, that it is not even within the realm of possibility that there is light at the end of the tunnel.  Nor, to take an even greater leap of consciousness, are some people able to consider that, maybe, there didn't have to be a tunnel.  We have all been holed up in an imaginary tunnel, immobilized by fear and then by emergency regulations issued by fiat.

For six months, many people have known that certain drugs were very effective against SARS-CoV-2, but somehow that information has not been allowed to trickle down.

If I ask someone to believe that there is a cheap, safe, available pill that you can get in a drugstore, which could immediately end the lockdowns, masks, and the rotten new normal, I am asking them to give up believing in the world as they know it, and enter the Twilight Zone. 

I am starting to think that it is considerably harder for many people to entertain a new worldview, than it is to accept the very rotten new normal.  

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The irrational fear of a cheap, effective drug/ Dr X in The Quadrant


 Words are very powerful. They can incite hatred and violence. They can provide reassurance and hope.  They can incite fear and dread. We have not heard many reassuring and hopeful ones this year, but maybe that is about to change. The truth is coming to light, and that is perhaps the most important issue at stake:  Truth. Public policy, affecting the lives of every person in society now and into the future, should be informed by truth.
Well here are some of those truths: COVID-19 is an extremely infectious virus that can make you very ill and might even kill you. It might also leave you with debility, pain, fatigue and seriously compromised health. It spreads rapidly in aged-care facilities with devastating outcomes.
Now here are some less palatable truths: Doctors who have successfully treated this virus have been dismissed as cranks who don’t follow “the science”. Worse, they have been denied access to the very drug that could save lives.
This last point needs to be stressed because the drug is hydroxycholoroquine – a cheap, effective, off-patent medication. Numerous papers from around the world — the number of positive appraisals grows almost by the day — are documenting its effectiveness against this virus. Used in conjunction with zinc and an antibiotic it has stopped the progress of the virus. Patients administered the drug early in the course of the infection exhibit less severe symptoms and regain their health more quickly.
Why the war against a medication any reasonable person might regard as a godsend?
On April 29, 2020, the Victorian government “restricted the sale or supply or use of the poison or controlled substance Hydroxychloroquine under section 55(2) of the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 for a period of twelve weeks.”
There is no clinical evidence that hydroxychloroquine is effective prophylaxis against  coronavirus
Hydroxychloroquine is in short supply and should be prioritised for use in recognised           indications including autoimmune conditions and Q-fever endocarditis.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) have advised pharmacists to refuse the dispensing of hydroxychloroquine unless it is for a recognised indication.
Let us look at the underlined assertions one by one.
No clinical evidence?
Not so, says Dr Harvey Risch, professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health.
Hydroxychloroquine is in short supply.
Clive Palmer provided 30 million doses of Hydroxychloroquine to add to the Australian stockpile.
PSA has advised pharmacists to refuse the dispensing of hydroxychloroquine.
So, should pharmacists enjoy the right to vet and veto what a doctor prescribes in consultation with his or her patient? Not according to the Australian Medical Association:
“Doctors are the only health professionals trained to fully assess a person, initiate further investigations, make a diagnosis, and understand the full range of clinically appropriate treatments for a given condition, including when to prescribe and, importantly, when not to prescribe medicines,” [AMA President, Dr Tony] Dr Bartone said.
“The AMA urges all governments to ensure that patient care is not fragmented, misdirected, or delayed by prescribing models that do not align with the AMA’s Standards.”
On August 3, news.com.au carried an item, Record Imports of dodgy COVID cures, which I cite as but one example of the official misinformation being fed to, and regurgitated by, unquestioning journalists:
Hydroxychloroquine can cause cardiac toxicity, which can lead to sudden heart attacks, irreversible eye damage, and severe depletion of blood sugar, which can lead to coma.
The media misrepresented this drug – at no time has it been recommended that people self-medicate. The treatment protocol has always been that it be made available only under medical supervision, as with any prescription medication.
The Victorian government has effectively prevented people with Coronavirus from accessing potentially life saving treatment. It has done so, not to put too fine a point on its conduct, by telling flat-out lies.
The Premier has told Victorians “there is no vaccine for this wildly infectious virus” so we will just have to stay at home, inside, isolated and masked until the virus goes away or we get a vaccine. 
There you have it: No treatment allowed. No vaccine available. Catastrophic social and economic shutdown.
Why the full-court press against hydroxychloroquine?
Here is a further fact to ponder: It is cheap and the new anti-virals are not cheap.
Remdesivir, on-patent and surrounded by much favourable publicity when first cast as the silver bullet against COVID-19, lists at US$3120 per treatment (US$390 per vial). Alas for manufacturer Gilead’s corporate bottom line,  its bally-hooed COVID-19 ‘remedy’ has not proven effective.
So a vaccine is needed and fast. Manufacturers in the US, UK and some other countries enjoy complete legal protection against litigation for vaccine damage.
Any fast-tracked vaccine which is not adequately tested for safety and efficacy prior to administration, and for which the manufacturer has full legal immunity against any damages claims, should be regarded with great concern. It should not be mandatory for citizens to have this vaccine, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in an unguardedly candid moment before backing away from it.
When you follow the developments of 2020, it seems that our greatest fear should be of the governments and bureaucracies that lie to us, confine us to our homes, shut down our businesses and destroy our livelihoods, tear our families apart, turn our nursing homes into institutions of incarceration for the elderly, mandate mask-wearing and threaten us with a vaccine that would never pass any ethics approval process.
It is time to start hearing the truth.
Dr X is a Melbourne GP with 36 years in practice. He has chosen anonymity because this is Victoria, where residents must now live according to the whim and wish of Premier Daniel Andrews.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Anthrax Letters: I dissect/destroy the FBI's theory of the case, in a presentation for Lawyers for 9/11 Truth

The presentation is here, and my section starts at minute 48.

Lawyers for 9/11 Truth has today sent a petition to Congress asking them to reopen the case

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Peter Breggin has supplied extensive legal documents on the challenge to Ohio's restrictive measures on Covid

Peter Breggin and his wife Ginger have amassed a library of materials on many aspects of Covid.  They were among the first to notice the questionable origin of the virus, and collected academic papers showing how aspects of the current Coronavirus had been created in labs around the world, often with funding from the US government, but also funded by the EU, Australia, China and others.

Last week he and a group of lawyers filed a huge brief in Ohio on the HCQ restrictions, and challenged a series of other emergency measures applied in Ohio. Below is this collection.


Dr. Breggin’s COVID-19 Totalitarianism Legal Report

For Case to Stop Emergency Declaration In Ohio and Elsewhere
Please try the below links a second time if the first try does not work

and if you go to his home page, or his coronavirus resource page, you will fined many more documents of interest.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Roughly 500,000 Americans, who were not previous users, got HCQ scripts in March and April--at the time 1 M cases were diagnosed

The CDC has just released information, in its MMWR Weekly Report, on the prescribing of hydroxychloroquine in March and April in the US.

Approximately 500,000 prescriptions dispensed by retail pharmacies were "new," or dispensed to persons who had not received a previous prescription of the medication in the prior 12 months. These are presumed to have been in response to Covid-19.

By April 30, there were 1,075,000 confirmed or probable Covid cases in the US.

CDC's report has not examined how many of those receiving HCQ also tested positive for Covid. 

Nonetheless, it appears that a considerable number of Americans and their physicians saw value in using the drug to prevent or treat Covid, especially compared to the number of total known cases.  Where are their voices now?  Did the medication help?  Hurt?  

The rest of the country is dying to know.

Hydroxychloroquine: the EVIDENCE you have nothing to worry about. Doctors must speak up!

For those who are worried about the “harms" caused by hydroxychloroquine—have you taken it? Prescribed it for a family member with Covid?  Prescribed it for probably 200+ patients over 2 decades?  Studied the literature? Well, I have done all of these. 

Here are 3 recent studies discounting the drug’s cardiac toxicity:

If you lack a solid grounding in this medication, which BTW was being tested for many dozens of different conditions including obesity, cancer, heart disease prevention, miscarriage prevention, and osteoarthritis BEFORE Covid hit, because it was so very safe, even in pregnancy (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14613284/), and potentially effective for them (see https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?cond=&term=hydroxychloroquine&cntry=&state=&city=&dist=), then please inform yourself.  Clinical trials.gov today lists 500 trials ongoing or completed using HCQ. 

The true harms of HCQ appear to be no greater than for drugs like the OTC NSAIDS (ibuprofen, aleve).  The excessive harms that have been claimed were pulled out of thin air, just like the Lancet’s Mehra/Desai/Surgisphere paper, for the same purpose.  That purpose is propaganda.  It is the responsibility of medical doctors to seek to distinguish between propaganda and fact.

This is not an intellectual exercise.  We are talking about a pandemic that has crashed the world economy, caused famines, and governments show no signs that things are going to change any time soon. So if there is a magic bullet or perhaps many (see lab data on repurposed drugs for  coronaviruses) -- the bullets need to be used asap, and not withheld to make way for remdesivir (about 3000x more costly and also more dangerous (https://www.drugs.com/sfx/remdesivir-side-effects.html) and poorly tested vaccines that use novel platforms and, if used under Emergency Use Authorizations, will waive manufacturer and government liability.  

Pay attention to the pre-Covid literature vs the post-Covid literature on HCQ harms.  

In 2007 the Oxford journal Rheumatology 
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17202178/  found: "Conclusion: PR interval, QTc interval and heart rate were not different from normal values. The rate of heart conduction disorders was similar to what is expected in the general population, and contrasted with prior results in CQ-treated patients. Our results add further evidence on the safety of HCQ compared with CQ.”  [BTW, excessive or prolonged doses can cause damage that will not occur in those treated for Covid, briefly, with standard doses.] 

From Expert Opinion on Drug Safety 2011: 
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21417950/: "Expert opinion: HCQ has been shown by numerous studies over the past 15 years to be efficacious in the treatment of autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus, discoid lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. HCQ does not appear to be associated with any increased risk of congenital defects, spontaneous abortions, fetal death, prematurity or decreased numbers of live births in patients with autoimmune diseases. Therefore, in the author's opinion, HCQ is safe for the treatment of autoimmune diseases during pregnancy.

But it is too dangerous for patients with Covid?  Who is fooling who?

When tested in OUTPATIENTS (so the side effects of the drug are not confused with the clinical damage caused by Covid or other meds being used) the drug is safe, according to the second cardiotoxicity link I provided above:

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.07.16.20155531v2  "Conclusion: Data from three outpatient COVID-19 trials demonstrated that gastrointestinal side effects were common but mild with the use of hydroxychloroquine, while serious side effects were rare. No deaths occurred related to hydroxychloroquine. Randomized clinical trials can safely investigate whether hydroxychloroquine is efficacious for COVID-19.

Yet today, in Queensland, a doctor who prescribes HCQ for a patient with Covid is subject to 6 months in prison or an A$13,000 fine.  https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers/prescribing-dispensing-or-supply-of-hydroxychloroquine-direction

What a precedent!  If doctors don't educate themselves and speak up about what is happening, who else can?

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures.  Doctors, this is your wheelhouse.  Speak now, or forever hold your peace.

Covid-19 deaths in Italy: 96% had pre-existing conditions, 99% were age 50 or older...Basically confirming the CDC stats that only 6% of deaths were from Covid alone

The CDC informed the world several days ago that 94% of Americans who died from Covid-19 had other medical conditions.  When many people said, 'Aha! That means the pandemic is mainly killing those who are already ill," the mass media and fact-checkers went to work to debunk them.

USA Today quickly claimed that people were saying the deaths weren't caused by Covid-19, and it was a conspiracy theory.

But what I was hearing was simply that Covid-19 was mainly striking down people who were not otherwise healthy.  While they might be dying from Covid, most were already weakened by something else.

Here is what CDC wrote:
For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death. The number of deaths with each condition or cause is shown for all deaths and by age groups. 
But it turns out Bloomberg wrote about the same stats from Italy back in May, and guess what?  96% of those who died had co-morbidities, also known as pre-existing conditions. Sixty per cent of those who died had 3 or more preexisting illnesses. And the average age at death was 80:
  • "Italy Says 96% of [Corona] Virus Fatalities Suffered From Other Illnesses.
  • Virus killing mostly older Italians with previous conditions
  • Only 1.1% of fatalities were under 50, with average age of 80"